A-League transfer: Jets confirm Serbian striker

Newcastle Jets have bolstered their attacking options for the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season with the addition of 30-year-old Serbian striker Miloš Trifunović to its first team squad.

Trifunović arrived in Newcastle on Wednesday and successfully completed his medical yesterday afternoon.

The tall forward will train alongside his new teammates at Ray Watt Oval at the University of Newcastle from 10:00am this morning.  

Trifunović, who has joined the Jets from Serbian SuperLiga outfit FK Radnički Niš, boasts a strong goalscoring record throughout his professional career --- a career that has seen him ply his trade in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, as well as the Far East.

Indeed, Trifunović has averaged roughly a goal every three games throughout the past five years of his career at his Clubs --- Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade (2010-11), Uzbekistan’s FC Bunyodkor (2011-12), China’s Lioning Whowin (2012-13), Kazakhstan’s FC Atryau (2014-15), and most recently the men from Čair Stadium in Serbia’s third largest city, Niš.

Newcastle Jets Head Coach Scott Miller said that he is pleased that Trifunović’s move to the Club has now been finalised. 

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“We believe Miloš will prove to be a valuable addition to our squad and someone who will provide a presence for us in our attacking third,” Miller said.

“Miloš is a clinical finisher with a strong record in leagues in Europe and Asia, and will help deliver the attacking platform to support the team structure.”

“We are confident Miloš’ character and mentality will have a positive impact on the team, and are delighted that he is able to start training with the squad today.”

Speaking via an interpreter, Trifunović revealed that he had spoken with several of his compatriots already contracted to Hyundai A-League Club’s, including new Jets teammate Enver Alivodić, prior to committing to his move to Australia.

“I spoke with Enver Alivodić, as well as Milos Dimitijević and Milos Ninković from Sydney FC,” Trifunović said. “They told me about the league, the players, the stadiums, everything.”

“What they told me made me look forward to coming to the A-League.”

“This is a very good challenge for me, and I am really motivated to prove myself to the Australian public.”